Stepping up to the plate

(JIN DING / CHINA DAILY) The world has reached a critical moment in history. As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have an opportunity to create a safer and more prosperous world by pursuing a new model of sustainable, inclusive and resilient economic development and growth. This new form of growth offers the chance […]

The dubious case of EU, US carbon adjustment

(SHI YU / CHINA DAILY) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's sixth assessment report, released earlier this month, brings together the most authoritative scientific research on climate change, describes and analyzes the climate impact under different emission scenarios, and provides key issues for the UN Climate Change Conference to discuss in Glasgow, Scotland, in November. […]

Funding sustainable development

(MA XUEJING / CHINA DAILY) The 44th session of the World Heritage Committee was held in Fuzhou, East China’s Fujian province, from July 16 to 30. The Fuzhou Declaration passed at the World Heritage Committee session called for enhanced international coordination and cooperation in addressing non-traditional challenges such as climate change and sustainable development, as […]

Time to walk the talk

(JIN DING / CHINA DAILY) Climate change is no longer a looming threat but a destructive reality that is already happening. The international community has paid growing attention to climate change since the early 1990s by formulating and adopting various strategies, conventions and treaties to address the challenges. We might have been too obsessed with […]

Build back better and greener to spur growth

Today, we find ourselves at the center of a variety of converging global crises and increased uncertainty which make it necessary to reassess the international order. No country is an island in today’s increasingly interconnected world. Indeed, isolationism is simply no match for viruses, wildfires, sea level rise, cyberattacks, or other non-traditional security threats. As […]